Police investigate death of woman found near Columbia woods

The Howard County Police Department is investigating the death of a woman found near an east Columbia woods Friday morning, according to the department's Twitter account.

The exit ramps leading to Columbia Gateway Drive off of Route 175 were closed while the crime scene was being investigated Friday morning, but have since been reopened. 

Police said there are no obvious signs of foul play and that the death appears to be drug-related. 

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